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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Psalm 1:1-2, Meditate on the law....day and night



Psalm 1:1–2 says;
1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.

The first thing we should see in these two verses is that the blessing of God comes from a decision not to "walk in the counsel of the wicked nor stand...". In other words, a person can be happy and blessed by avoiding the advice, life style and assembly of wicked people. 

This is actually contrary to much of what the world would teach. The damaging and unholy activities Christians are told repeatedly to avoid are found in the company of wicked people, doing things that do not honor God. We receive His blessing when we turn away from them. Conversely, the more we try to be like the world and the things the world would entice us to do, the less we will be blessed. 

In the second verse we find this; As His children, our delight and happiness comes from torat, the teaching and instruction of our Father in heaven. While the world would tell us religion and faith are a burden or a crutch, the truth of the matter is that this is exactly where our freedom and joy come from. The closer we get to God, by our desire to be obedient to Him and our study of Him through the study of the Scriptures, the greater our blessings are and the more profound our freedom from the things of the world that would drag us down.   

Finally, we should strive to make knowing more about Him and His word a way of life, day in and day out. 

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